What shocks/struts other than Bilstein will improve the ride on my 2014 VW Passat?

The OEM shocks are woefully inadequate, and I would like to get the Bilstein B6's but they cost $600. Are there other, more affordable shocks that are stiff enough to greatly improve the ride/stability?

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  • 11 months ago
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    Try KYB struts. they are stiffer.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    The OEM shocks and struts were perfectly adequate for the car five years ago, when it was new. If you want to modify the handling of the car to fit YOUR idea of what is "adequate" today, you'll have to pay what it costs.

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    • david
      Lv 6
      11 months agoReport

      This car is seriously underdamped, and you didn't answer the question. When I go over a speed bump at 8 mph, the nose plunges and slowly rebounds, then has a secondary drop. Underdamped! I like the car overall, but I want to fix this issue.

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